Lavarnway went 1 for 7 in two games while reserve catcher David Ross was on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Ross's return Friday means Lavarnway heads back to the minors.
Ross has been out since May 11. He will return to a backup role behind Jarrod Saltalamacchia. He's hitting .209/.320/.512 in 43 at-bats, including four home runs.
After appearing in three games for Double-A Pensacola, the
The Reds placed Sean Marshall on the 15-day disabled list to make room for Parra on the active roster.
Although Hunter's season line is still a sharp .313/.360/.412, he has been slumping for a bit over a month. His OPS peaked at 1.048 on April 19, and since then he's hitting just .252/.310/.304. The 37-year-old has had just two days off in that span, so maybe the Tigers hope another will give him a nice reboot heading into the weekend.
Romero has begun a throwing program, but has yet to take the mound again. Prior to the injury, he posted a 2.84 ERA for Triple-A Syracuse, but has a 9.00 ERA in 12 innings in the majors last year.
Danks will be making his season debut after spending most of the first two months rehabilitating from a shoulder injury. He managed a 3.18 ERA through 22 2/3 innings of rehab starts, including a 3.45 ERA in three starts at Triple-A Charlotte.
Bray, who was battling for a roster spot in spring training, has an opt-out clause in his minor-league contract by June 1, and it is not clear whether he will choose to stay with the team.
The club needed his roster spot to call up Samuel Deduno to pitch Friday's game against Detroit. Wood has been dealing with a shoulder and back injury all season. He is expected to go on a rehab assignment sometime in the next week. Wood will be eligible to return May 30.
Deduno has been slated to start the game since Tuesday, but the Twins had to make a 40-man roster move to call him up. The Twins moved Tim Wood to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Deduno.
Deduno was sidelined by a groin injury for much of April, but he owns a 2.70 ERA through three starts at Triple-A Rochester.